Chapter

Introduction

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EXCERPT

Sanity Assassin charts a new body of work initiated by artist, Amanda Beech. As part of her ongoing investigations into the forceful rhetoric played out within neo-liberal narratives of freedom in philosophy, politics, literature and popular culture, the artist has shifted her focus to the archetypal neo-liberal power base of Los Angeles. Researching on location, Beech has examined the city’s historic and contemporary hegemonic narratives, the ideologies that have produced them and their current condition; an ethics of violence underscored as territorialisation, security and protection…